Paisley Park Back In Training after Being Given All Clear By Vets

Paisley Park

Everyone's favourite hurdler Paisley Park has been given the all clear to return to training after the 2019 Stayers Hurdle winner came back with an irregular heartbeat when a tame seventh in this year's renewal of the contest.

The eight year old will now wear a heart monitor whilst doing his work, just as the champion two-mile chaser Sprinter Sacre did after he came back after a race with the same problem during his career.

(Credit Racing Post) Lavelle said on Tuesday: "All the tests were clear in Newmarket and he's come back with a heart monitor set which he'll wear when he starts back into exercise tomorrow.

"Celia Marr [who treated Sprinter Sacre] commented on just how big his heart was and some of the best horses are predisposed to this, making them that good but predisposed to electrical imbalances within their heart.

"Paisley Park rectified everything of his own accord which is very positive and only six per cent of horses have the symptoms reoccur."

The Coronavirus pandemic has cancelled all racing in Britain and may do the same in the Ireland with a meeting taking place on Wednesday but has stopped Paisley Park from being able to get back on the track quickly to regain his winning mantra.

He suffered his first defeat in eight races when finishing poorly in the Stayers Hurdle last Thursday but will be sure to bounce back next season if all goes with his training with the heart monitor before he goes off for the summer.

Lavelle added: "Regardless of him not running again this season it's still important we run these tests. He will do enough, doing a swinging canter, and as long as he's fine we will let him down for the summer."